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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Fun place for little ones!

The Conservancy is just the right size for a morning or afternoon outing for young children. The... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Great Falls, Virginia
A fun place to learn lots about SW Florida!!!

Between the boat ride with a very knowledgeable guide and the tours of the “hospital” and the eco... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Naples, Florida
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As part of its educational mission, the 2l-acre Conservancy Nature Center has recently completed a $20 million renovation which offers abundant learning opportunities, special activities such as camps for children, and other unique programming and...more
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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The Conservancy is just the right size for a morning or afternoon outing for young children. The discovery center has hands on exhibits and a small water tank for touching live sea creatures. We didn't have time for the boat ride so it is best...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank PPSTraveler
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Between the boat ride with a very knowledgeable guide and the tours of the “hospital” and the eco system display, it is well worth the time to go with children..even adults learn lots of things!!!!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This would be a great place to be introduced to kayaking. Our docent, JoAnn could not have been any more helpful. She was well versed in the plants And water. Easy kayaking close to Naples

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Perfect place for little ones to visit! The Southwest Florida Conservatory is a wonderful venue for children to visit and learn about local wildlife. Often hands on presentations allow children and adults to enter act with the animals and birds.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank foxie4
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Attractive facility, includes hospital for injured wild animals. Beautiful setting next to Zoo. Informative lectures.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ClayW391
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Conservancy has exhibits and docents that have a wide range of appeal. The boat ride through the mangroves out to the Gordon River is a highlight for everyone!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Teddy B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You can visit the Discovery Center where you can walk through all the habitats in SWFL and see the sea turtle. My grandchildren love the touch tank with horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, whelks and more. There are electric boat rides down the headwaters of Naples...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We drove 2 hours to spend a perfect day in Naples :) i found this place online and i known we have to see it. It was so wonderful :) we realy wanted to to boat ride so we checked weather! Boat will not go...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 783paulinas
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We came here as we love wildlife and it had great reviews. It was an odd experience... Was about $22 for 2 of us, we saw a hummingbird, an eagle, a cute owl and a baby racoon. That was it. We attended a reptile talk...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank HonJamm
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Every time we turned the corner we found a friendly, knowledgeable volunteer that was excited to tell us about the area they were responsible for. It really shows that the volunteers love being a part of the Conservancy. We started our tour with the electric...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Jay L
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
The boat ride is about 40 minutes and is covered. I enjoy this. A lot of indoor displays. When walking around there are quite a few shaded areas. Some of the demonstrations/lectures are outside on bleachers. It would be... More
13 May 2018|
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Response from 711jackh | Reviewed this property |
You could do a $135 membership which is good for 5 adults and 4 children. Great place for families.
3 March 2018|
Response from 711jackh | Reviewed this property |
$14.95 Adults and 9.95 kids